Fair Trade (smaller project):
In the early years of our travels to Villa Garcia, we began to notice handmade looms in many of the homes and work areas. We learned that the village had a tradition of weaving that went back hundreds of years.
So, we started a Fair Trade program in conjunction with a family business of local weavers. We pay them a fair price for their hand-crafted rugs and tapestries, then sell them at various fair trade and craft shows around the Austin area. All of the profits from these sales go back into our sponsorship program. Both the weavers and the students are helped thru this program.